,--------------------------------. | Cool Boarders 3 Mini FAQ 1.0 | | by Johan Henriksson AKA crayon | '--------------------------------' Ok, to clarify one thing; This game is made by Idol Minds and the first two games were made by UEP Systems. Which means that this game is totally new, built from scratch. This wasn't made to cover every detail in the game, I just wrote this to give people an idea of what they are doing. 29th October 1998 ,----------------. | Basic controls | '----------------' D-Pad Use this to control your boarder, left/right turns and down makes your boarder go faster. Triangle Used for boardsliding on rails and fallen trees and such. In mid-air it is used for tricks. Circle Does nothing on the ground. In mid-air it flips, if you press Up + O your boarder does a Frontflip, if you press Down + O he does a Backflip. Cross On the ground, cross makes you jump. In mid-air you grab with cross + a direction, see the Grabs section. Square It makes you do hard turns on the ground, if you hold it + a direction. Does nothing in mid-air. L1 Your boarder swings to the left, if there is an opponen there he can only take two hits before he falls. R1 Swings to the right. L2 On the ground it makes you break completely, I never use it. In the air this makes you spin counter-clockwise. R2 On the ground you switch sides with this. In air it makes you spin clockwise. Grabs; Left + X Stalefish Up + X Stiffy Right + X Sad Air Down + X Tailgrab Up/Left + X Japan Air Up/Right + X Melancholy Down/Left + X Indy Down/Right + X Method Tricks; Up + Triangle Noseslide Down + Triangle Noseslide Right + Triangle Frontside Shifty Left + Triangle Backside Shifty I've seen my friends pull of some tricks like Misty, but I have no idea how to do them (they don't know either!). ,----------. | Boarders | '----------' Cliff Summer Flint Sasha [an overall good rider to begin with] Nick Grant Violet Joker Blake Travis Akiko Tadashi Gordon I haven't tried most of these, but in the beginning I liked playing with Sasha. She's good. [secret characters] Fast Eddie [his name says it all, he's fast] Mars [he's ok, but he's not very good for use in halfpipes] Kimber [she sucks, plain and simple] Irving [generally ok] Rompin' Rodeo Bob [overall pretty good, not a favorite of mine though] Joshua [very good, use him for everything!] Cool [overall very good, better than joshua] Burg [the fastest rider in the game] ,--------. | Boards | '--------' You can check the boards stats in the game by pressing O when you have the one you're interested in selected. The general rule of boards is that once you unlock a new one, it's better than the old one. Just keep checking the stats and you'll know which one is the best. A freestyle board needs alot of Agility, a Freeride board needs alot of all three and an Alpine board needs alot of MaxSpeed and Edge. [Edge = turning capability, Agility = jumping capability] You should use a Freestyle board in Half Pipes and Big Air levels. Use a Freeride board in just about anything! And finally, use an Alpine board when you feel you need to go fast, but not pull off ANY tricks. # = Secret board, needs to be unlocked. Freestyle; Special [burton] Chopper [burton] Punch [burton] Canyon [burton] Concept [ride] # Balance [burton] # Custom [burton] # Waara [ride] # Brushie [ride] # FL [burton] Freeride; Charger [burton] Motion [burton] Swatch [swatch] Supermodel [burton] Mountain [ride] # Element [burton] # Timeless [ride] # Freedom [burton] # Mahaffey [ride] # Johan [burton] Alpine [all burton]; Wire # Factory Prime # Ultra Prime ,--------------------. | Stages / Mountains | '--------------------' There are 5 mountains and one bonus level. At first you only have access to three mountains, but you can unlock them later. To unlock a mountain, you have to beat the mountain before it in a tournament. So to get Alps you need to beat Mt. Koji. Each mountain has 6 events; Downhill [race fast and beat your opponents] Boarder X [sort of like a mix between downhill and slalom] Slalom [race with a single opponent and go zig-zag through gates] Half Pipe [do tricks, and lots of them to score big points] Big Air [more tricks] Slope Style [this is a mix between half pipe and downhill, sort of] The last mountains/stages are special. The US Open only has three very very easy events and Avalanche is only one stage. Avalanche is like a race against the snowballs, they come after you pretty quick and you need to dodge them. You can only take 5 or so hits before you're out. After a few times you will get the hang of it, and beating it is pretty easy. The very best way to beat a Half Pipe or Big Air or whatever is do as many different tricks as you can. One that works very well in Half Pipe and Downhill and such is to first do a spin and then do two grabs, this will earn you a 1000 point combo bonus! Once you beat everything in the entire game, you get nothing. That's right, not even a new board or boarder or anything. ,---------. | Secrets | '---------' You unlock secrets by getting a gold cup on a level, all levels don't give you a secret but most do. They're in order, so no matter what level you beat you still get Fast Eddie first, get it? Fast Eddie Balance [Burton] Custom [Burton] Mars Kimber Irving Rompin' Rodeo Bob Element [Burton] Joshua *PHD in back country Timeless [Ride] Waara [Ride] Brushie [Ride] Freedom [Burton] FL [Burton] Mahaffey [Ride] Johan [Burton] Factory Prime [Burton] Cool *disco was his first love. Ultra Prime [Burton] Burg *favorite food: Burgers ,----------. | Etcetera | '----------' This was written from scratch by Johan Henriksson AKA crayon [hson@hotmail.com] I also wrote a big big FAQ for Metal Gear Solid, it can be obtained at: http://members.xoom.com/mgs_faq http://www.gamefaqs.com I will probably never update this FAQ, so please don't ask me too. Hopefully someone else will write an even bigger and better FAQ, maybe with more secrets! (I wish! :) More info: http://www.989studios.com http://www.idolminds.com *************************END of DOCUMENT****************************************************